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Organic Growing Guide

This comprehensive guide covers all the basics for organic growing in Colorado, offering insights and tips tailored to our unique climate. From soil preparation in spring to putting your garden to bed at the end of the season, we share collective wisdom harvested through years of gardening in Colorado. We hope you will find this Organic Gardening Guide a valuable reference throughout the season as you embark on your gardening journey. Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) offers so many other ways to get plugged into the gardening community. Let’s grow together

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Organic Gardening

The Basics of Composting

Water-wise Gardening

How to Prep your Soil

Guide to Container Gardening

Companion Planting

Garden Planning

Vertical Growing


Seeds vs. Seedlings

Vegetable Planting Guide

Hardening Off


Weed Identification and Management

The Benefits of Mulching


Integrated Pest Management Best Practices

Identifying and Managing Common Garden Diseases


When to Harvest

Succession Planting


Season Extension

How to Grow Garlic

Putting the Garden to Bed